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  • Congressman pushes for hostage czar to ensure coordination

    The congressman who represents the Maryland district of the family of an American captive killed in a drone strike is pushing for the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held. Democratic Rep. John Delaney...
  • US Navy ships to accompany US-flagged ships in Gulf

    U.S. Navy ships will begin accompanying U.S. commercial ships during their transit through the Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf to ensure they encounter no interference from Iran, U.S. defense officials said Thursday. The new policy,...
  • House adopts compromise GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'

    The House Thursday adopted a compromise GOP budget that promises to speed repeal of the President Barack Obama's health care law while giving the Pentagon an additional $38 billion next year. The 226-197 vote sends the non-binding budget plan to the...
  • TRICARE revamp rejected, other benefit changes backed

    The White House has rejected a proposal to largely replace the military's TRICARE health care system, but has agreed to further study a proposal that would let service members participate in retirement savings plans like a 401(k). Following...
  • Navy begins providing extra security for US ships in Strait of Hormuz

    WASHINGTON Navy ships on Thursday began accompanying U.S.-flagged cargo vessels through the Strait of Hormuz in a maritime show of force in response to Iran's seizure Tuesday of a container ship from the Marshall Islands. Defense Department officials...
  • House defense bill _ at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse

    A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels — and a bird known for its strutting....
  • Iraqi officials say Shiite militias can deploy in Sunni Anbar province

    IRBIL, Iraq The Iraqi government has agreed to a limited and as yet undefined deployment of Shiite Muslim militias in the primarily Sunni Muslim province of Anbar in a last-ditch effort to stabilize an area that's been primarily under the control of the...
  • Dr. Thomas E. Schwark

    Dr. Thomas E. Schwark
    Dr. Thomas E. Schwark, a pediatrician who had served as CEO of Wyman Park Medical Center and ended his career working for the United States Agency for International Development, died April 24 of a heart attack at his home in Harper House in Cross Keys....
  • Saudi bombing in Yemen still claiming civilian casualties, UN says

    GENEVA Despite Saudi Arabia's claims to have halted its air offensive over Yemen, Saudi bombing runs have killed dozens of civilians in recent days, United Nations officials said Friday. "We have recorded a number of airstrikes that have hit military and...
  • White House seeks to smooth information for hostage families

    The Obama administration is looking at streamlining information given to families of terror hostages. That's in response to complaints about how the government has kept relatives of kidnapped Americans apprised about their status. White House spokesman...
  • Veterans recall pain, hardships of Vietnam War

    Veterans recall pain, hardships of Vietnam War
    On the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, Warren Hudson will remember, as he does most days, the lost lives of Davy Merrill and Fred Turner. Merrill, a sailor from South Bend, and Turner, a gung-ho Marine from Ohio, died under his command in...